Another dept. store settles racial profiling case
The latest development in the New York attorney general’s investigations into alleged cases of racial profiling has resulted in Macy’s Inc. agreeing to pay $650,000 to settle complaints against it.
New Blue Nile site focuses on the UAE
In an ongoing attempt to grow outside of the U.S., Blue Nile has launched an Arabic language version of its website, allowing consumers in the United Arab Emirates to shop in their native language.
Etsy pushes wholesale business out of test mode
Aiming to get its products in more stores across the country, Etsy, the popular marketplace for handmade goods, officially has launched its wholesale division to allow retailers access to products from smaller designers.
Fine jewelry among JCP’s top sellers
Fine jewelry was a strong performer in the second quarter for J.C. Penney Co. Inc., a quarter in which sales increased and the retailer’s losses shrank.
Ivory, rhino horn ban now in effect in NY
The sale of elephant ivory, mammoth ivory and rhino horn officially is banned in the State of New York, following Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s signing of the legislation Tuesday.
Pandora: Sales in the Northeast US are lagging
To combat what it says are sluggish sales in the Northeast, Pandora said it will “refresh the network,” starting with the purchase of the Pandora stores owned and operated by Hannoush Jewelers.
Appointments: Pandora, Scott Kay, PDE
Two C-level hires at Scott Kay, a new chief financial officer at Pandora and additions to the Panama Diamond Exchange’s board of directors are among the recent career advancements in the industry.
Barneys settles racial profiling cases
Barneys New York has reached an agreement that it will pay $525,000 and adopt new anti-profiling policies to settle the racial profiling cases against it, New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman said.